- Mar 15, 2006
Hey, y'all! For the past 2 go-rounds, I've owned both the Etymotic ER6 headphones and then the newer Etymotic ER6i cans (once the original pair broke). I actually thought the original ER6 cans were better than the ER6i ones. (Am I crazy?) Anyway, my ER6i cans broke after 2 years of use, and I now need new headphones. I love the sound of the Etymotics, but I think I might try branching out. For reference, I like clarity and treble in my cans, and I'm not as interested in bass. I have a budget of around $130, and I'm considering any and all IEMs (including going back to the ER6i), most notably the Westone UM-1, UE Super-fi 3, Shure e2c (and possibly e3c), and Altec Lansing im716. Please help me out! The choices are driving me insane!